Dana Crum

Poet

Beacon, NY
Phone: 
646-421-0727

Author's Bio

Dana Crum is author of the chapbook Good Friday 2000 (Q Ave Press, 2014). Twice he won the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Writer’s Residency at The Seven Hills School, and also had residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Crum won a seat at the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop at Brown University and received a fellowship from Virginia Commonwealth University. The Paris Review Daily profiled him in 2013. His poetry and fiction have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Plume, Blackbird, African Voices, Carve, Tuck Magazine, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Killens Review of Arts & Letters, North Chicago Review, Two Cities Review, The Source, Bronx Biannual, 64 Magazine, Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing and other publications. NPR affiliate WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago broadcast a dramatic reading of his short story “My Heavenly Father” as part of its Stories on Stage program.

Publications & Prizes

Chapbook:
Good Friday 2000 (Q Ave Press, 2014)
Journals: , ,
Killens Review of Arts & Letters
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Tuck Magazine
Prizes won: 

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts residency, October 2014 -- 2014 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop -- The Paris Review Daily profiled Crum, May 2013 -- Vermont Studio Center residency, March 2013 -- 2013-2014 Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Writer’s Residency at Seven Hills School -- 2012-2013 Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Writer’s Residency at Seven Hills School -- Teacher Recognition Award (along with a Gold Key), Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 2010 -- Dramatic Reading of “My Heavenly Father, " Stories on Stage, NPR affiliate WBEZ 91.5 FM, Chicago, Illinois, Jan. 26, 2003 -- Creative Writing Fellowship, VCU’s School of Graduate Studies, 1995 -- Fiction Contest Winner, VCU’s English Department, 1995 -- Black History in the Making Award, VCU & the Creative Writing Program, 1994–95

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Cocktails by D.A. Powell, Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral, Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty by Tony Hoagland

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Flint
Raised in: 
Birmingham, AL
Alabama
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Last update: Dec 08, 2014